Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Carl Edwards taking car to full limits on Sonoma road course

Carl Edwards is 10/1 to win at Sonoma on Sunday.
Carl Edwards / No. 19 STANLEY Toyota Preview
Toyota/SaveMart 350 at Sonoma Raceway

No. 19 STANLEY Toyota News and Notes: 

SONOMA: Edwards and the No. 19 STANLEY team head to wine country in the Sonoma Mountains of northern California this weekend for the Toyota/SaveMart 350. The 110 lap race is the first road course of the season. Edwards is looking forward to the challenge and wants to take STANLEY in victory lane there.

EDWARDS BY THE NUMBERS: In 11 starts at Sonoma Raceway, Edwards has completed 1,182 of 1,217 laps (99.1 percent) and has led for a total of 40 laps. Edwards has earned one win, three top-five and five top-10 finishes there. His average start is 16.2 and his average finish is 16.5.

RACE INFO: Toyota/SaveMart 350 at Sonoma Raceway (2.0-mile road course) begins at 3:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, June 26th. The race will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1, Sirius XM Channel 90 and PRN Radio.

Edwards’ 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Season Stats:
StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish
Edwards’ Career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Stats:
StartsWinsTop 5Top 10PolesLaps LedAvg. StartAvg. Finish

From the Cockpit:
Carl Edwards:
“Headed to Sonoma. It’s one of the most fun racetracks that we go to. It’s slick. It’s unlike anything I grew up racing on, so it’s a real challenge. It’s tough. It’s tough on the crews, on the drivers, and on the crew chiefs. Strategy is always a huge part of it. It’s fun. You get to drive the race car to its limits, left and right, through all the gears, heavy braking, over the curbs. It really is just a fun race because you’re driving the race car the entire time. I look forward to Sonoma each year. I get to hang out with John Lundgren and a bunch of the folks from Stanley/Black & Decker each year when we go out there, which is a lot of fun. Hopefully, we can get them to Victory Lane. My one win at Sonoma was really one of the highlights of my racing career and hopefully we can do it again.”

From the Pit Box:
Dave Rogers
: “As a crew chief, you always enjoy going to tracks that your driver likes. Sonoma is one that Carl has been talking about for a while. The racing surface is slick, grip is low and the difficulty is high – this is Carl’s type of track. This Stanley Toyota Camry team is looking forward to the challenges our first road course venue of the season presents. It should be an exciting race.”

No. 19 STANLEY Toyota / Joe Gibbs Racing Team:

Driver – Carl Edwards Crew Chief – Dave Rogers Car Chief – Eric Phillips
Engineer – Lee Hallman Engineer – Kenny Oates Tire Specialist – Jamie Turski
Mechanic – Zack Miller Mechanic – Jerad Hewitt Mechanic – Joe Florelli
Engine Tuner – James Dudley Spotter – Jason Hedlesky Shock Specialist – Ron Denton
Jackman – Trey Burklin Front Tire Changer – Clay Robinson Rear Tire Changer – Kip Wolfmeir
Pit Support – Matt Tyrrell Front Tire Carrier – Kevin Harris Rear Tire Carrier – Matt Ver Meer
Pit Support – Ben Surface Gasman – Kenneth Purcell Truck Drivers – Kyle Bazzell & Jeff Icenhour

About Stanley Black & Decker:

Stanley Black & Decker, an S&P 500 company, is a diversified global provider of hand tools, power tools and related accessories, mechanical access and electronic security solutions, healthcare solutions, engineered fastening systems, and more. Well-known brands include: STANLEY, BLACK+DECKER, DEWALT, Porter-Cable, Bostitch, Facom, Mac Tools, Proto, Vidmar, Lista, and more.

- Joe Gibbs Racing

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